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The Obama Effect: Letterman's Ratings Soar!

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We're sure the President hopes his approval rating follows suit!

The appearance of Barack Obama on Late Show with David Letterman gave the leader in late night programming his highest ratings in four years, only to be beaten by the elusive Oprah in 2005!

Monday's season opener garnered a 5.6 household ratings! And although that number may not be impressive to you, we'll try and put it in layman's terms - he killed it!

Letterman's viewership was 195% higher than the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien and 27% above the 10pm Jay Leno Show.

Now, what are the ratings on healthcare reform?!

In case you missed it, CLICK HERE to see the Prez and Dave chat it up!

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47 comments to “The Obama Effect: Letterman's Ratings Soar!”

  1. 1

    I watched. It was great! I love how President Obama explains things so that it is easy to undestand. His Health Care Reform sounds like a win-win fo everyone!

  2. 2

    Loosers both of them, neither has any ratings and the O can't get out of campain mode and try to govern.

  3. 3

    Saw this. Obama is the man.

  4. 4

    I'm really glad to see Obama's next move is taking over the infomercials for the late Billy Mays.We need to see more of Obama on T.V. He's kept such a low profile, i just hope he can save "30 Rock" next!

  5. 5

    And yes, Repblican/right wingers, the rest of the world do shake their heads at the "tea party" protesters. They've embarrassing to watch. They just look ignorant.

    Obama was right on Canada's healthcare,except for one thing: it's only 70% funded by the fed gov't. The other 30% is privately funded. But it is similar to Medicare.

    Those idiot right wingers need to shut up with the "socialized" medicine crap.

  6. 6

    Woot Woot!

  7. 7

    Wow - surely the President has better things to do than running the talkshow circuit?? I know I would rather see him doing more important things like, gee, I dunno - RUNNING OUR FUCKING COUNTRY!!!???

  8. 8

    do like
    ♥ tatorz..hehehehe

  9. 9

    Luv Obama, but hate the fact the doesn't consider himself 1/2 white. I feel bad for his white relatives. 2 1/2's make a whole person.
    Good luck with health reform, i can't imagine a life without free health care for all,

  10. 10

    Leno being on at 10pm is just invasive. NBC now has nothing on five days , oh, pardon me, seven days per week at 10pm. Just takes one possible channel off the list. They are not helping themselves this way.
    Loved Obama! You Americans did it right this time. Good for you!

  11. 11

    Re: BUTCH8844 – Just wait until next November-there will be more "Change" and less yucking it up on talk shows!

  12. 12

    I love Obama!

  13. 13

    It was great, very informative relax and funny…I hope they gave the potato back to the lady hahaha, so she can sell it on ebay $ at least. Cant wait for todays show, with Mr. Bill C. luv him and

  14. LCFB says – reply to this


    Re: pusspuss – I love when ppl say he has better things to do than talkshows like running the country. I ask myself, do any of these idiots actually know what Presidents do? It's pushing the conversation about policies.

  15. 15

    And with everyone that signs up for The Public Option Barack will throw in a Slap Chop and the Gratey free! Just pay the shipping and handling.

  16. 16

    Re: Big Black Dick – Let me guess BBD the shipping and handling is 12 trillion bucks!

  17. 17

    I have been hearing from many many people, democratics by the way which I am who are starting into this Obama Overkill. 5 shows sunday, then last night this. In all truth it's much too much. I know he is pushing Healthcare, but man it's a bit much. Pretty soon he will pop up on the Home Shopping Network so he can hear his own voice!!!!

  18. 18

    Re: RedWingsFan – it's like a running convo, I seek you out lol but I know, right! Our biggest rivals, we beat them in their NEW Stadium, ON their home turf and their FIRST game! Plus we're their biggest rivals. Oh it was so sweet, 33-31 I believe, we intercepted 3 times, it was awesome!

  19. 19

    Re: Italians Do It Better – Yea,great game.Can you believe the billion and a half dollat stadium?Yep your G-Men look really good!

  20. 20

    first: obama needs to quit the campaign trail….HE WON
    second: One word: Amnesty. We pay… our dime.
    third: Softball questions.
    fourth: Letterman…..has become a politically correct old fart instead of letting it fly. time to retire dude.
    fifth: READ THE HEALTHCARE BILL PEOPLE. and you will see for yourself.
    DON'T BE DUPED!!!!!

  21. 21

    i love barack.
    but i still can't get over the fact: the president of usa is on a talk show.

  22. 22

    Re: LCFB

    I see someone trying to be a celebrity and losing credibility as a world leader… what a joke.

  23. 23

    Re: poopdiddy2008 – No, POOPDIDDY, you are a fool and obviously a right winger!

  24. 24

    Re: RedWingsFan – I know, the thing ways approx. a million pounds, holy shit! Yeah we're lookin good, fingers crossed for 44!

  25. 25

    I don't watch the President on tv. I have a problem with someone using the public by making false and empty promises just for votes. In my opinion he could have shut his mouth and still won the election thanks to the Republican candidates. I wanted Hilary. And since he has won, NOTHING has been done but a bunch of excess spending and BS plans. I feel he ran un experienced for president because let's face it, it was a ripe time to enter the history books! It was all a big ploy to be the 1st black president, which he isn't cause he is half! And now he is on a media campain whoring himself out to TV and whatever else will listen. He makes me sick, can't wait for 2012! He WILL be out. Trust.

  26. 26

    Yat bg hwywi

  27. 27

    Obama is a narcissist of the tenth degree. Fact is hes never had a real job. Do you people want going to the doctor to be like going to the Department of Motor Vehicles? Are you fucking kidding me? Any some of you retards think it's going to be free? You all better wake the FUCK UP! And fast. Obama is a fucking stuttering MORON.

  28. 28

    I watched the show. Both President Obama and Dave were at their best.
    Very funny and informative.

  29. 29

    Re: Real American
    # 28
    Oh no, not another uninformed American.
    And I suppose you also believe Obama has Death Panels to kill Gramma.
    No wonder every U.S. President since the early 1970's has failed at health care reform. Insurance companies don't want reform .. and neither do you.
    The U.S. spends more than any other country on its health care system, but only ranks 37th in world in effectiveness.
    See the World Health Organization website for statistics.

  30. 30

    Next thing you know he will be a judge on DWTS.

    What a complete and utter way to denigrate the office! It's so apparent he wants people to like him and not judge his actions because his feelings get hurt when people point out that he can't implement his foolish policies because they are full of holes. At the risk of being "rude". God forbid, he is becoming more and more a clown than a chief. Then he runs Letterman like a dog performing a stupid pet trick. And before that it was Leno. Spare me the media blitz and make good on your campaign promises.

  31. 31

    I urge every celebrity who reads this to please use that power of celebrity to stop the mandatory swine flu vaccinations that are happening right this second. If you need a quick tutorial on the Swine flu vaccine scam look up the 1976 Swine flu. With your ability to get attention you CAN stop this. The MSM has chosen sides and it's not with the people. You are our only hope. This isn't a firedrill ladies and gentlemen, this is the real thing.

  32. 32

    i love seeing how stupid Sharre is. do you pay for insurance? are you wnating it for free? b/c that aint' going to happen. if you choose not to get insurance you will be fined during TAX time. if you think you can skip taxes - Obama's tax man will have you in jail. if you think it's going to be cheap to buy it - WRONG again. this country can't afford it. if you work for someone who doesn't provide insuracne, i tihnk there should be some sorta of private RUN insurance who is subsidized by the gvmt to make things more fair. but if you folks think you will all of a sudden wake up with insurance - WRONG

  33. 33

    Great for Letterman, poochy on us. If Obama would spend just some of his "spotlight" time on business maybe our ECONOMY might SOAR too!

  34. 34

    Wonderful! Love!

  35. 35

    The Federal Government does NOT have the Constitutional authority to mandate that american citizens enter into binding contracts with other entitites.

  36. 36

    Isn't combining politics and hollywood/pop culture considered "Communism"? Have we not learned from history? From the likes of Mao?

  37. 37

    Okay, I get it everyone loves OBAMA and he's not your traditional stuck up President but why is he on TV so much? Should he be taking care of the economy and doing some serious business in the WHITE HOUSE? You know just asking.

  38. 38

    Ratings on healthcare reform? 56% from 53%

  39. 39

    That is 56% AGAINST it.

  40. 40

    "And yes, Repblican/right wingers, the rest of the world do shake their heads at the "tea party" protesters. They've embarrassing to watch. They just look ignorant."

    Now you know how most Right wingers felt when all the anti-Bush zealots were doing the same thing. We felt SORRY for your lameness.

  41. 41

    Re: Yellow Peeps And I suppose you also believe Obama has Death Panels to kill Gramma.

    No, not at all. He has death panels to help decide when grandma is dying, if she is going to get any money from the gov in healthcare. Obama claims 80% of the HC spent in this country is for dying patients. That the families need to take care of them. Not the gov. So those claiming that there are people NOW dying without healthcare, there will be people dying without healthcare in Obama's plan too.

    Thank God the plan is pretty much dead in the water.

  42. 42

    Re: Yellow Peeps – BTW no one is saying that we don't need to re-vamp our healthcare system. No one is saying "Keep it like it is" So you stating about how are healthcare is NOW doesn't matter. Everyone wants to change the healthcare, just not the way Obama wants to. You do realize that there are other/better plans out there right? Obama's plan is the only one he is pushing though.

    Talk about being uninformed..

  43. 43

    O is quiet desperate if he appears on David L. Good Talker but???????????

  44. 44

    what's next his own reality show enough is enough get in the oval office and do your damn job while you still can !!!!!!!!!!!

  45. 45

    Of course his ratings soared. Obama's minions didn't have to get up and work in the morning!! They let everyone else work and supply for them.

    And Orater, how many Canadians have you talked to? They hate there health care system! You're an idiot!

  46. 46

    I THINK IT'S GREAT OBAMA IS A GUEST ON TELEVISION SHOWS. It shows what a great sense of humor he has. He's very serious when it comes to running the country but he has a fun side too. He also goes on TV to talk about issues and holds forums. He speaks with average Americans face to face, eye to eye and takes questions. That shows great character, strength and honesty. I LOVE OBAMA. I'm so glad he's our President.

  47. 47

    David Letterman use poor judgement for having sex with the "staff". The network he works for should fire him for exposing them to workplace lawsuits for sexual harrassment. The network needs to do the right thing and get rid of this problem just like any other company.